While all the tech firms around the globe are preparing for the world's most awaited tech show - the IFA 2014 in Berlin, which is kicking off on September 5th, Apple has also started sending out press invites for its independent event slated for September 9th.
The tech giant is expected to unveil a larger screen version of its popular iPhone along with its first smartwatch on September 9 in its hometown in Cupertino, California. This is the venue Apple's late co-founder, Steve Jobs, unveiled the original Mac computer 30 years ago.
The iconic creator of iPods and iPads has sent out a cryptic invite, in its usual style, saying: "Wish we could say more." The invitation comes on a simple black-and-white background dominated by the company's corporate logo. These events have become sort of an annual ritual since 2007, when the company launched the first iPhone and later the iPad as well.
The launch, which is expected to feature a larger-screened iPhone, will be held in the same venue where Apple's late co-founder, Steve Jobs, unveiled the original Mac computer 30 years ago. The Mac is credited to have changed the landscape for personal computing, taking technology to the masses.
If rumors are to be believed than the iPhone 6 might be unveiled in two variants. One would be a regular version with a 4.7-inch display and the other would be the larger one with a 5.5-inch display. The latter model would be called the iPhone 6L and would come with a rounded edges.
Specifications of the two devices have not appeared online so far except the batteries. According to the recent leak, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 would be powered by 1810 mAh battery. As per the image the alleged image of the battery of the device has an Apple part number of 616-0809 and a voltage of 4.35 V. On the other hand, the larger iPhone 6 will be powered by an even larger 2,915 mAh battery. The alleged photo shows the battery carrying an Apple part number of 616-0675 and that it runs at 4.35 volts.
Apple enthusiasts are also keenly awaiting the launch of Apple's smartwatch, which is expected to make its debut at the event. A smartwatch or other wearable technology would mark Apple's foray into the segment, where Samsung has a major presence.
Though Apple CEO Tim Cook has indicated that wearable technology devices are exciting, the company so far has not provided any concrete plans on what it is working on. Reports also say Apple has obtained the trademark for the name ‘iWatch' in several countries, and has also hired top talent from the world of fashion, including the former CEOs of Yves Saint Laurent and Burberry, to offer stylish designs.
With inputs from PTI